Sunday, June 1, 2008

Interesting Fountains From Around The World

World's highest Fountain: King Fahd's Fountain located in the city Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the world's highest fountain. 165 gallons of water per second is pumped by 3 huge pumps each through a 126 mm nozzle at an incredible speed of 233 mph & reaching the maximum height of 312m (1023ft) higher than the Eiffel tower (excluding its antenna).

These are few from Archibase which has a collection of some of the most unusual fountains in the world.

World's Largest Chocolate Fountain - At 27-feet tall, this chocolate fountain created by Jean-Philippe Maury is the world's largest. The fountain is filled with 2100 lb of dark, milk & white chocolate.
Water Vortex Sculpture: This water sculpture is the creation of by William Pye is called Charybdis, and it's located in Seaham Hall, Sunderland, UK.


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